We recently drove from Denver to Taos, New Mexico and back for a much-needed dose of pinon, sage, frijoles, roadside tacos, mystery and delight. With us we brought The JOPLIN TALL TOTE in DESERT, which felt happily at home in the crisp winter sun.
We stayed near the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, which was built by Mabel Dodge Luhan and her Native American husband around 1922. Ms Luhan was a well-known arts patron who used the home to host creatives from Willa Cather to Georgia O'Keefe. Born to a wealthy family in New York, Ms Mabel was involved in staging the famed Armory Show of new European Modern Art in 1913 before moving to Taos. She was a bold, brave woman, equally hated and loved, they say.
Other highlights of our quick trip included perusing great cookbooks at Manzanita Market's community table, an exquisite dinner at Love Apple, a walk from a morada (home of the Penitentes, a lay community of Roman Catholic men found only in this region) through the Stations of the Cross, to the Black Cross painted by Georgia O'Keefe. Magic. Delight.
The JOPLIN is our newest tote and is designed to hold all of your day's needs, from a collection of foraged sage to your laptop, jacket and copy of Death Comes for the Archbishop (my all time favorite novel set in New Mexico). Our most loved feature of The JOPLIN is the asymmetrical outside pocket which is deep and perfect for the things you need to access most frequently (we use it for our phones and keys). The JOPLIN is shown below in CLOUD, against the backdrop of the Taos Pueblo land.
The third of the JOPLIN colorways currently offered is EARTH, shown below against centuries-old adobe, casting and receiving shadows of the low November sun. These bags are native to the high plains desert (but as we will demonstrate in another post soon, they're at home in the big city, too).
With spirits (and stomachs) filled, we drove north toward the Sangre de Cristos of Colorado and beyond. Until next time, Taos. Thanks.